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  • 09:09:13 pm on February 21, 2007 | 0

    Los Angeles – A retired IBM computer scientist has broken the ‘silicon ceiling’ at the pinnacle of the computer world by becoming the first woman to win the AM Turing award, considered the most prestigious prize in the industry.
    Frances Allen, 74, whose work helped crack Cold War-era code and predict the weather, will be given the 100,000-dollar-award on June 9, the Association for Computing Machinery said Wednesday.


    Tags: SILICON | Computer | ceiling | breaks | award | Technology | Los Angeles | Allen


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